Members of the Media and Friends of Open Government:
As you will read, UNC leaders refuse to answer the fundamental question – was any UNC business discussed at this “informal session”? If business was discussed, then it is CLEARLY a violation of the NC Open Meetings Law.
I will of course copy you on my response to UNC leaders. They may try to avoid the issue by “attacking” my words, yet the truth is on our side.
The definition of a lie is, “a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive.” President Ross is right to say I do not have all the facts – that is not possible because the public and media were NOT ALLOWED at this “informal gathering.”
Yet I know the truth; University business WAS discussed, and under NC law the meeting should have been announced to the public, media should have been invited, role taken, and minutes kept.
With the truth on my side, I have thus come to the unfortunately conclusion that UNC leaders are and have lied about this matter.
In a time of NCAA investigations, million dollar contract bailouts, rampant cheating, resignations and firings, budget cuts… we need and must demand openness. And that is why I will continue to ask UNC – who among them will lead?
I’ll keep you updated, andrew
PS – what also amazes me is that no one leading our great University stopped and asked, “they say what we are about to do is legal, but is it ETHICAL?”
Related posts: UNC Truth Battle – part 4